fire safety

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

For a holiday revolving around food, it’s one of the riskiest times for kitchen fires. Before your holiday fun goes up in flames, make sure you keep some safety tips in mind. Always make sure that the turkey is completely…

Holiday cooking safety

Holiday season wouldn’t be complete without the food, but be mindful. Thanksgiving is the peak for home cooking fires. To prevent the worst from happening just follow some simple cooking procedures such as not leaving the kitchen while cooking or…

American Red Cross seeks volunteers

The American Red Cross needs your help! They are looking for volunteers to help canvas neighborhoods in Biloxi. This is all a part of the Red Cross’s new campaign called ‘Sound the Alarm.’ Volunteers are needed to help install fire…

Statewide burn ban: DOs and DON'Ts

Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban, effective immediately. Since this ban is in place until further notice fire experts want you to take this time to brush up on controlled burning safety.

Fire Prevention and Safety

It’s still hot, but when cold weather makes its way to the area, fire prevention experts say now is a good time to make sure your home is safe. Fire protection devices like a smoke alarm will automatically detect and…

Fire safety improvements in Harrison County

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors approved the county’s budget for fiscal year 2020 earlier this week and with the new budget comes improvements for fire safety in the county. Harrison County’s fire services will see an increase in its…

Fourth of July fire safety

You can almost smell the grilled hot dogs and fireworks as we are getting very close to the Fourth of July. So, as we approach our nation’s birthday, fire safety should also be on our minds. Gulfport Fire Department says…

Biloxi Fire Department offers free smoke alarm checks

A Coast fire department is offering a free service to ensure that your home is protected in case of a fire. The Biloxi Fire Department is offering free fire alarm checks for residents. All you have to do is call…

New technology for Biloxi Fire Department

The Biloxi Fire Department debuted new technology for their fire boat. The Flir System was recently installed for Biloxi’s newest boat the Serena G. The Flir is a state-of-the-art sonar system that can detect heat signatures. The system can read…

CRTC trains local firefighters on new technique

Some South Mississippi firefighters are learning one of the latest approaches in trying to save lives thanks to the Air National Guard Base in Gulfport. The Combat Readiness Training Center Fire Department is conducting on-going training for the Harrison County…

Christmas fire safety

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but there are some fire safety measures you should know leading up to Christmas. Biloxi fire officials say to make sure you are watering your tree regularly so it doesn’t dry out.…

Thanksgiving fire safety

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and that means a lot of time to spend with family and friends and delicious food, but it also means a lot of fires. News 25 spoke with Gulfport Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt who says Thanksgiving Day…

National Forestry Department teaches fire safety

Today kids at Popps Ferry Elementary in Biloxi learned all about how to prevent forest fires from the one and only Smokey the Bear! The National Forestry Department spoke with students about important fire safety like how to put out…

Does your child want to be a firefighter?

Registration is now open for the Biloxi Fire Department’s Fire Academy. The academy is a five-day free summer camp for children ages seven to 12. Kids get a chance to learn life skills in fire safety and first aid through…

Heating equipment fire safety

With the drop in temperatures, many South Mississippians will be cranking up their space heaters and lighting fire places to keep warm. With heating equipment being one of the leading causes of home fire death, it is important to practice…

Meet ‘Pluggie’ at the Gulfport Fire Department

Gulfport Fire Department introduces their new toy ‘Pluggie’ to a group of kids from Christian Collegiate Academy. ‘Pluggie’ is a life-size robotic fire hydrant which talks, moves, and most importantly teaches kids about fire safety. Students were in awe over…

Kids Fire Academy in Biloxi

Over a dozen kids are learning life-saving skills during week two of the Biloxi Fire Kids Academy Camp. These include CRP training, plus getting a look at how firefighters quickly dress themselves with turnout and hazmat gear. These future firefighters…

Kids Fire Academy Camp in Biloxi

Forty-five kids are well on their way to becoming firefighters thanks to the Kids Fire Academy Camp. The Biloxi Fire Department has been host to the camp for seven years now. Kids ages seven to 12 practice spraying an extinguisher…